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Apr 19, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Cadillac has just opened a state-of-the-art $1.3 billion plant outside of Shanghai. But is this precisely the worst time to be opening new luxury car factories in China, which has been hit by an economic slowdown? Not necessarily, says the Smith School's Anil K. Gupta. Read more ...

Apr 15, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

India is an emerging economic powerhouse that holds considerable promise, yet is complex and difficult to navigate. This year's Emerging Markets Forum focuses on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in India at a time when U.S.-India commercial ties are of increasing importance to both countries.

Apr 15, 2016
Community

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about a case competition for high school students on April 8, 2016, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Apr 14, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Treasury continues to tighten its rules to prevent corporate "inversions" — the move in which a U.S. company merges with a smaller foreign company then shifts its official location abroad, to avoid U.S. taxes. Given the lack of congressional action on this issue, the new rule appears "reasonable," says the Smith School's Michael Faulkender. Still, he says, the U.S. tax system is "broken."

Apr 14, 2016

U.S.-based coal giant Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy filing on Wednesday reflects an industry on the ropes. Smith School economist Peter Morici cites three major factors: A glut of natural gas, a slowdown for steel in China, and U.S. environmental policy. He discusses Peabody and the coal industry more generally in this BBC Radio broadcast. Read more...

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